EBBA have recently gained planning for a substantial remodelling and extension to a dutch-barn in Cornwall. Looking to rationalise the changes to the original house over the years, the new form presents a clean and formal elevation to the south with a large full-width extension to the rear that connects to a landscaped garden. The materiality of the house picks up on the textures of the site and an interest in expressing the connections between all new elements. Walls, structural connecting points and how they meet are embellished to exaggerate the way the building is constructed. The project looks to use sustainable approaches in its construction, including in the new primary timber structure that repeats the gable frame detailing and in the buildup of the load bearing masonry to the new extension.
Title: Cornwall House